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Physical Science Scholarships

Here are some of the Physical Science scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship

Deadline June 1st every year. To enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers. The fellowship consists of a one-year award of up to $45,000 (applicants can apply in a subsequent year for one additional year of support). Allowed expenses include dependent care (limited to 50% of the award), salary, travel, equipment, and tuition and fees. Overhead charges by the institution are not allowed. Eligibility & Selection Criteria Applicants must: Currently be a citizen, legal resident, or resident alien of the United States or Canada. Have completed work toward a PhD. Provide written proof from a U.S. or Canadian institution that the applicant will have institutional affiliation during the tenure of the grant. Institutional affiliation at the time of application is not necessary. In selecting fellowship recipients, the following criteria will be considered: Qualifications of applicant, Status of career before break, Steps the applicant has taken to return to physics research, Relationship of the applicant to the research community, Relationship of project and award to future plans, Scholarly significance of the project, Quality and feasibility of the project design and timeline.

Elgin and Freda Denio Physical and Life Science Scholarship

Must be a resident of Kansas majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Physics.

Horizons Foundation Scholarship Program

Applicants must meet the following criteria: 1. Be currently enrolled at an accredited university or college, either full-time or part-time. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Undergraduates must have attained at least junior level status (60 credits). 2. Demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security. 3. Demonstrate financial need. 4. Have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.25. 5. Be a U.S. Citizen. The Foundation focuses on the following preferred fields of study for awarding scholarships: Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Business, Law, International Relations, Political Science, Operations Research, Economics. Other fields of study will be considered if the applicant can successfully demonstrate relevance to a career in the areas of national security or defense. Recipients of past awards are not restricted from reapplying for future financial assistance.

Ford Fndn Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities

Open to United States citizens who are members of one or more of the following ethnic minority groups: Alaskan Natives (Eskimo or Aleut), Native Americans, Black/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesian or Micronesian), and Puerto Ricans. Awards for postdoctoral research are made in the behavioral and social sciences, humanities, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences and life sciences, education, and interdisciplinary programs composed of two or more eligible disciplines. Applicants may not have held their degree for more than seven years at time of application. Approximately 25 one-year felowships offered to scholars in an academic teaching and research career, or those planning such a career.

Charles Scholarship

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a degree or certificate in aviation, aerospace, aeronautics or physical science studies. 2. Must be eligible to apply for full-time study in an accredited school (community college, four year college, university, technical school, etc.). 3. Must be a United States citizen or legal resident. 4. Must reside in Southern California. 5. Must have demonstrated or expressed a genuine interest in a career in aviation, aerospace or aeronautics. For example, membership in aviation explorer scouts, member of an aviation or aerospace club, attendance at an aviation or space camp, extra-curricular aviation, robotics or engineering activities, a student membership in a professional engineering society, and so forth.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Majors Scholarships

Eligibility Criteria:•Must be of Hispanic background•Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States or Puerto Rico•Must be studying at an accredited university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the upcoming academic year•Must be (or plan to be) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student for the upcoming academic year•Must have earned and maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale•Must demonstrate financial need•Must be studying a major that falls under the STEM Majors Application

SEG/John R. Butler Endowed Scholarship

SEG Scholarships are based on merit. To qualify, you must be: A student who is either: Attending high school and planning to enter college next fall; An undergraduate or graduate college student whose grades are above average. Intending to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics or a closely related field, such as geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and environmental sciences.

Illinois Minority Graduate Incentive Program

To be considered for an IMGIP Fellowship, an applicant must be: (1) a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; (2) an African American, Hispanic, or Native American; (3) the recipient of an earned baccalaureate degree; and, (4) accepted for admission to a doctoral program in the fields of life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, or mathematics. Each recipient is awarded an annual stipend of $13,500; an allowance of $1,500 for books, supplies, equipment and travel; and an institutional scholarship that will cover tuition and fees. The Award is renewable for up to a maximum of three (3) years. Upon completion of the degree, and acceptance of appropriate employment, recipients are eligible to receive a $15,000 placement incentive. Award recipients must be enrolled for graduate study during each semester the Award is held and be registered for a minimum of nine (9) credit hours for Fall and Spring, and three (3) for Summer. While on an IMGIP Award, students may not hold other appointments either inside or outside the University. Also, upon degree completion, awardees must agree to seek and accept a full-time faculty appointment at an Illinois institution of higher learning for a period equal to the number of years of the Award. Recipients failing to fulfill the conditions of the Award are required to repay twenty (20) percent of the total Award.

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation - Scholarship Program

* The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation was created to ensure that the United States would maintain its leadership in science and technology in the future by supporting promising students in science and engineering. * Scholarship candidates must be nominated by faculty members. Students may not apply directly for the scholarship. * Scholarship nominees must be U.S. citizens. * Scholarship nominees must be engineering or natural or applied science (e.g. astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, computer science) or mathematics students with intentions to pursue research or advance their field upon completion of their final degrees. Students intending to pursue a practice in professional medicine are not eligible for the scholarship. However, those intending to perform biomedical research are eligible. * At the time of nomination, scholarship candidates must be at least second year (sophomore) college students, have excellent grades, and have participated in lab and research work in their field. With this background, the student is fairly well committed to continuing on this course. * The Astronaut Scholarship is awarded only to students during their junior or senior year, or to Masters students. In some cases students may carry their awards to a second year. * Scholarship nominees are those students who have shown initiative, creativity, and excellence in their chosen field. Special consideration is not given to aeronautical/astronautical engineering students or those intending to pursue careers as astronauts. * Scholarship nominees and recipients must be attending one of the following cooperating educational institutions: o Georgia Institute of Technology o Harvey Mudd College o Miami University (Ohio) o North Carolina A&T State University o North Carolina State University o North Dakota State University o Pennsylvania State University o Purdue University o Syracuse University o Texas A&M University o Tufts University o University of Central Florida o University of Colorado o University of Kentucky o University of Michigan o University of Minnesota o University of Oklahoma o University of Washington o Washington University (St. Louis) * The scholarship candidates are nominated by faculty in their department to a university-wide committee. The university committee selects their best two candidates and submits these nominees to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Committee. * The ASF Scholarship Committee selects one recipient from each school and presents the candidates to the ASF Board of Directors for approval. If both nominees from a school are deemed unqualified, the scholarship will not be awarded to the school.

Herbert and Nell Richards Scholarship Award

$5000 (up to 2 recipients) To apply you must be a fully matriculated, full-time SJSU undergraduate student (at least 50 units of college work completed) who has a declared science major (including biology, chemistry, geology, natural science, physics, math and computer science) and financial need.

Structural Materials Division Scholarship

Two $2,500 scholarships are available to undergraduate students majoring in materials science and engineering or physical metallurgy. The recipients of the TMS/SMD Scholarship will be chosen by a specially-appointed selection committee of the TMS Student Affairs Committee. The scholarship recipient will be known as an SMD Scholar. A $2,500 stipend will be awarded to the recipients at the site of the TMS Annual Meeting. Additionally, the scholarship recipient will be given up to $500 for travel expenses to the TMS Annual Meeting to accept his/her award. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants in their senior year, enrolled full time in an engineering program relating to the structure, property and processing of materials. The following criteria will be assessed by the Scholarship Selection Committee to select the recipients of this scholarship: - Scholarship Application - Academic Achievement - Activities in and out of school, including work experience - Leadership - Personal Profile Statement - Letters of Recommendation All applicants must be TMS student members. Students not currently holding memberships may enclose with their scholarship entry a completed membership application, with dues payment, to become eligible. Students from any country are eligible. Applicants must be enrolled full time in a metallurgical/materials science engineering program at a qualified college or university. Relative of members of the TMS Student Affairs Committee or of the funding committee/ division are not eligible.

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